Boys at Gowerton Comprehensive School in Swansea resort to wearing skirts to school in order to deal with the heat following a ban on shorts.
Mothers of the students at Gowerton Comprehensive School said the boys had not been allowed to wear gym shorts as an alternative and they were also not permitted to roll up their trousers to cool down.
The boys defended their decision to wear skirts saying: “It’s cooled us down quite alot, if we wore trousers in class it would affect us, getting sweaty and losing concentration because of the heat”.
One concerned parent said the heat even had health consequences on her son.
“Stephen came home from school on Wednesday and he’d been complaining that it had been hot all day and as he was telling me about his day he passed out in the living room.”
Temperatures hit the high twenties in Wales last week as Britain continues to experience a heat wave which is expected to last into next month.